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New Old Polish
Registered by [Deactivated User] on 14 June 2021
Language type A posteriori
Species Human/humanoid
About New Old Polish It's a loose adaptation of late XIII-early XVI-century Old Polish made to be usable in modern times and able to convey concepts unknown in its' time. It's extremely puristic and made to contain as little post-Proto-West-Slavic loanwords as possible, sometimes to the point of rejecting loanwords which were already established in Old Polish if there is a possibility of replacing it with a more Slavic equivalent. It also contains selectively resurrected forms and declensions which were already dying out or extinct at the time because I want it to be more consistent and ancient-like.

Some of the resurrected features of Old Polish include but are not limited to:
- phonemic distinction between long (á /ä:/, é /e:/, í /i:/, ó /o:/, u /u:/, ý /ɨ:/, ą /ɔ̃:/) and short vowels (a /ä/, e /ɛ/, o /ɔ/, u /u/, y /ɨ/, ę /æ̃/). The length of vowels other than the "ą", "ę" and "ó" in native words was mostly based off of their quality in Czech and Slovak cognates and these two languages aren't always consistent with them, so it may be a little off.
- execution of "rz" as a voiced alveolar fricative trill /r̝/ contrasting with a plain alveolar trill "r" /r/, instead of the modern Polish /ʐ/.
- execution of "soft" sibilants (ś, ć, ź, dź) as palatalised alveolar (/sʲ/, /t͡sʲ/, /zʲ/, /d͡zʲ/) instead of modern Polish alveolo-palatal (/ɕ/, /t͡ɕ/, /ʑ/, /d͡ʑ/).
- execution of "l" as a palatalised alveolar lateral /lʲ/ instead of the modern Polish /l/ and "ł" as a velarised dental lateral /ɫ̪/ instead of the modern Polish /w/.
- consistent Lechitic ablaut ("jezioro - jezierze" instead of modern Polish "jezioro - jeziorze").
- reintroduction of the dual number.
- reintroduction of the aorist.
Sample of New Old Polish[view] Lubią ci się stopy?

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Latest vocabulary
Nasal m   n̪ nʲ        
Plosive p b   t̪ [tʲ]1 d̪ [dʲ]2     k g  
Fricative   (f)3 v s̪ sʲ z̪ zʲ ʂ ʐ   x  
Affricate     t͡s̪ t͡sʲ d͡z̪ d͡zʲ ʈ͡ʂ͡ ɖ͡ʐ͡      
Lateral approximant           ɫ̪
Approximant         j    
Trill     r r̝ [r̝̥]4        
  1. allophone of /t̪/
  2. allophone of /d̪/
  3. Only in some foreign names and terms derived from them
  4. allophone of /r̝/
Close ʲi ʲi: ɨ ɨ: u u:
Close-mid [e]1 e:   o:
Open-mid ɛ   ɔ ɔ̃:
Near-open æ̃    
Open   ä ä:  
  1. between palatal, palatalised or retroflex consonants, allophone of /ɛ/
Below is the orthography for New Old Polish. This includes all graphemes as defined in the language's phonology settings - excluding the non-distinct graphemes/polygraphs.
 New Old PolishOrthography
Ąą/ɔ̃:/Áá/ä:/Aa/ä/Bb/b/Ćć/t͡sʲ/Cc/t͡s̪/CZ cz/ʈ͡ʂ͡/Dd/d̪/DZ dz/d͡z̪/DŹ dź/d͡zʲ/DŻ dż/ɖ͡ʐ͡/
Mm/m/Nn/n̪/Ńń/nʲ/Oo/ɔ/Óó/o:/Pp/p/Rr/r/RZ rz/r̝/Śś/sʲ/Ss/s̪/SZ sz/ʂ/
✖ Unknown alphabetical order
  1. Only in some foreign names and terms derived from them, loan words only
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